Jean Cardot was born in Saint-Etienne on July 20,1930. He attended the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Etienne, Lyon and the “Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts” in Paris. Teacher for many years in the past two institutions. He was elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institut de France, on November 9, 1983, at the chair of Paul Belmondo. Jean Cardot chose to keep total creative freedom. It belongs to no school, no power, which allowed him to return to figuration in whenever he felt like. He is the author of more than seventy monuments in France, Canada, and Poland. In Paris, The Flame of Liberty built in the residence of the U.S. Ambassador, realizes the unity of a work which from JEFFERSON, on the left bank of the Seine, CHURCHILL and DE GAULLE on the Champs-Elysées, symbolizes the fight for freedom.